There are two things in this world that I will never tire of: Sequin and Stripes. But seeing that the celebratory holidays are behind us now, I’m going to give the magpie in me a rest and bring out my nautical-loving side. So, let’s talk STRIPES! Resort season is full on right now which means spring is right around that snowy corner. From Marc to Prada, we saw stripes everywhere on the runways.
Clockwise from top left: Spring 2011 Viktor & Rolf, Prada, Jason Wu, Moschino, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel (images from fashiongonerogue
I know, its hard to get psyched about warm weather when you’re about to go out and shovel your driveway, but hear me out. All that nautical stuff in stores is totally wearable now. It’s actually quite fun because it’s unexpected to see sailor stripes layered in winter-friendly ways.
So, how do make your stripes work without looking like you’re about to set sail? Think a furry vest over a Breton stripe tee and skinny jeans. A tailored peacoat can layer over a bright orange tee, denim short shorts and tights. Or throw a long chunky cardigan over a fitted striped t-shirt dress, add ribbed tights and winter-friendly Hunter wellies or oxford booties. Ooooh, or go stripe on stripe! Throw a long sleeve striped sweater over a striped oxford shirt with leggings, knee-high socks and your fave’ tall boots. Right? Are you loving this yet?